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for a bus early this morning in northern virginia. >>> the price of a cocktail could soon go up in virginia. governor bob mcdonald is expected to unveil a plan to impose a new tax on bars and restaurants. >>> the debate over today. the loudoun county board of supervisors are expected to vote on whether to allow religious displays outside the courthouse. "news 4 midday" begins right now. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "news 4 midday." i'm barbara harrison. it's wednesday, september 8th, 2010. right now, police are on the lookout for a man who they say sexually assaulted a woman in fairfax county. the 23-year-old was attacked just before 4:30 near la vista drive and franconia road. tracee wilkins joins us from alexandria. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, barbara. investigators wrapped up their investigation here in the immediate neighborhood. they have not wrapped up their search for the suspects. fairfax county police are going door to door warning neighbors and searching for clues after a 23-year-old woman was sexually assaulted at a neighborhood bus stop. >> we believe this
further to the south now in charles countynd king george in the northern neck of virginia as well as in southern maryland and coming out of the northern neck of virginia. now some of the rainfa totals around the region have already been over three inches. we could have up to as many as 7 inches by the time this all ends. we've seen that in southern maryland, all these cnties in red have had flooding this morning and we have that flood warning continuing into this afrnoon, all those counties in red. look at the rainfall totals we've had three to four inches in our western to northern suburbs, over 2 1/2 inches in washington. look at southernmaryland. 7 1/2 inches. annapolis has had 6.7 inches of rain and this total amount is only going to increase. we have a tornado watch in effect. veronica johnson joins me from storm center 4 with the latest on that. >> indeed, a lot of circulation in the atmosphere and with that circulation the possibility of not only severe thunderstorm warnings in effect right now but those tornado warnings like we saw earlier today. not just here but if you h
in north carolina as it moves away from the coast, it's going to continue to worsen at virginia beach as well as ocean city, maryland and cape maine, new jersey. the storm is at the bulk of it. you can see on the satellite, i'll loop it for you. the bulk of the system was well to the west. it's 100 miles east of virginia beach. it's the outer most bans on the western side coming through the areas on virginia beach. even the northern neck. it's a category two. it's going to pick up speed. cape cod and nantucket will get the worst of it before moving away. right now, northeast at 16 miles per hour. the watch and advisories remain up. i'm expecting, barbara, i know you are trying to make it there this weekend. winds 60 miles per hour in cape cod. we'll tell you what to expect where the showers are east of 95. >> did they say the islands off massachusetts could take a direct hit? >> not a direct hit but more rain. two to four inches of rain if not more in somexd areas. >> we'll check in with you again. hurricane earl could keep drivers home. you could avoid delays by traveling before noon
they are morning as part of education nation. among the topics, the state of d.c.'s schools. today, virginia transportation officials are hoping two new ramps will be a welcome change for commuters who use the wilson bridge. >>> and this morning, redskins' coaches will be studying just went wrong in st. louis after a loss to the rams. "news 4 midday" begins right now. >>> good morning, everyone, and welcome to "news 4 midday." i'm barbara rrison. it's monday, september 27th, 2010. and we begin this morng with the much-needed rain and the possibility of some storms later today. tom kierein is here now with the forecast. tom? >> yeah. came in yesterday. we've had some occasional showers since then. and this morning, we did get a bit of a respite in the last hour or so, but now more rain is beginning to return. as we look a the radar in the last three hours, one wave of rain came early this morning in pennsylvania, but here comes another wave moving in. there's one are of very heavy rain crossing into central montgomery county heading to the north rapidly and continuing to move awa you see the
of virginia. >>> voters now one week away from picking a democratic candidate for mayor. the current mayor picks up a new endorsement. "news 4 midday" begins right now. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "news 4 midday." i'm barbara harrison. it is tuesday, september, 7th, 2010. >>> police are looking for a man who allegedly fired a gunshot and took off. it forced the lockdown of several nearby schools. it happened on the 6,000 block of rock forest drive in bethesda. tracee wilkins is live with details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. also, because they were trying to corner the suspect into this immediate area amid some road closures that affected traffic made it difficult for some folks to get to work. now, police say they believe their suspect may have actually left this area. they are still trying to figure out exactly when, maybe before they arrived but they do have a suspect description. his name is joshua prince, a white male, age 32. he may have fled in a black tahoe. they are saying he is armed and dangerous with a high-powered rifle. no one should approach this suspe
to the virginia coast. news 4 midday begins right now. >>> good morning and welcome to news 4 midday. it's wednesday, the 1st of september, 2010. hurricane earl is barreling toward the east coast. bob mcdonnell has declared an emergency today. right now the storm has set its aim on north carolina. some tourists along the outer banks have been evacuated. more evacuation orders are possible as earl approaches. earl has been downgraded it a category 3 storm, but it's still a potentially powerful hurricane. we begin our coverage with tom kierein who has been tracking the storm for days. >> it did weaken a little bit overnight and that's good news and also the track changed overnight. the forecast track from the tropical depreks center coming up here, right now as we take a look at this view over the last 12 hours, this is a live view from the beach. there are clouds developing ands surf is not too bad. beautiful first day of september there for now, but this same scene by thursday afternoon and evening and into friday is going to be all different because there is earl. you can see sort of a
. lots of road work to talk about. as usual the bulk of it in northern virginia at this point. we'll head on over. here we are at 95 southbound as we make the trip from newington on down. construction takes away the right lane. but if you look very carefully, you can see the hov lanes are configured for the southbound flow. that should help alleviate the delays getting to this point at the work zone. obviously, it is still going to be slow. let's head on over another stretch of the beltway. on the inner loop of the beltway from springfield up towards i-66, very slow through the work zone. in addition, there had been a broken downehicle in the roadway. that has been moved ov to the shoulder. so right now it's just the work zone, but the broken down car has been cleared. we'll keep you updated. eun? >> thank you so much, jerry. >>> well, you may want to avoid parts of t street in northwest washington right now. crews are working to repair a broken water main in the 1300 block of t street. the street is closed between 13th streets and 14th streets. it's not clear when it will be fixed or whe
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, no precipitation, west virginia, passing showers there. and temperatures around the region, we do have it right now in the 70s, and the latest wind gusts, 20 to 25 miles an hour. holds near 80 for a few hours. only in the 50s throughout the midwest. some of that cooler air will be arriving here this eving, then another surge of moisture for tomorrow. partly cloudy and rather humid. highs near 80, could get storms on the eastern shore. a look at the all-important weekend coming up. >> see you in a few minutes. >>> firefighters are trying to figure out how to deal with car fires, a rash of fires in one area has caught the attention of investitors. they believe they may be the work of one person or a group of people. the fire in estion started in late august, in the 1300 block of 16th street. where firefighters will search today. what are they looking for today? do they have a suspect? >> reporter: they do not. what they have are a lot of similarities in a specific geographic area. here along 16th street, we have a scorch mark there. this is where a fire occurr back in august. several vehicles on this
amtrak routes between virginia's tidewater area and newport news have been canceled because of the coming storm. these are live pictures from wrightsville beach, north carolina. many tourists and residents have left north carolina's outer banks. it's still unclear how close the strongest winds and heaviest surge will get to north carolina's fragile chain of barrier islands. tom is here now to tell us what he sees going on right now and some changes happening as we speak. >>> it looks like the winds are picking up at wrightsville beach. you can see the camera bouncing around, and the surf is getting rougher at wrightsville beach, north carolina. well, let's take a look across the tropical atlantic. we've got three named storms. we've got the major hurricane earl and then far to the south and east of that is a rather disorganized tropical storm, fiona. and that, though, is showing a little more organization as it moves off to the north, and that will likely stay way out to sea and not threaten the atlantic seaboard. farther to the east is gaston. it is a tropical storm and it's heading due
airport, 70 degrees. and elsewhere, the mountains of west virginia, in the low 40s there this morning, now, it is in the upper 60s there. and down into the 30s in many locations in new england. into the 50s and 60s plenty of sunshine throughout the day. high pressure through eastern canada, bringing us an area of sunshine and mild temperatures, with a light wind out of the south. we should warm up to 80, maybe a few isolated areas, may hit the low 80s, the big change, tomorrow, at 90 degrees. the latest on that in a few minutes, the forecast for the rest of the week. >> more active out in the kr tropics. and a celestial delight, we will show you in a few minutes. >>> jerry edwards joining us with the arrest. fnchlths has been a very difficult commu. fortunately, things have settled down. from rush hour to construction hours. that is what we are looking at. aoss the 14th street bridge. crews came out, took awayhe far left lane. the beginning of the bridge, plid span. no delays, everything is moving well. >> south of town, at the wilson bridge. a minor distraction, work crews are on the shou
that is the case here. >> isolated areas, we have h a drought in virginia, panhandle. our region needs rain. doesn't appear we will get any. temperatures dry, 80 degrees, a few high clouds drifting through. west virginia, near 70. the clouds drifting in, out of the north and west. we will have those with us in the afternoon, a lot of sun, highs, low 80s, and tonight, be down in the mid 50s, and then, ere is a chance of a passing shower thursday night into friday morning, dry off with highs near 80. saturday, a beautiful day, upper 70s, near 80 with a lot of sunshine. morning lows in the 60s. both of those days that is the way it looks. >>> state employees in virginia may be working just four ds a week. the virginia department of planning and knowledge said it could save mlions on energy. employees woul work 10-hour days four days a week. if lawmakers adapt the recommendations, virginia would be the second state to follow the four day work week. >>> robberies on the trave system are becoming more common, and small electronic devices are a price target. they can be easily especially those near or cl
, virginia. >> reporter:for more than two hours, it began with t shooting of a doctor, and ended when the gunman killed his own mother in her hospital bed and turned the gun on himself. we are learning more about the possible motive behind the violence. paul partis lived in this home with his ailing mother, jean davis. neighbors say he was kind and took excellent care of his mother. >> it is hard to believe. it is so hard to believe. >> he made appointments for her to go to the beauty shop. he took care of his mother. >> reporter: why wou a devoted son shoot his mother. the sibling said he thought she was suffering, and recently had surgery, and would probably never walk again. it was following a briefing from the surgeon, that police say partis became emotional, pulled a gun, shot the doctor, and barricaded himself in his mother's hospital room. two-hour standoff ended with partis fatally shot his mother an turned the gun on himself. those who knew them can't believe it. >> every day, he took her to the nursing thing, i can't believe he shot her. i can't believe this. it is crazy. >>
virginia. all of this cloudiness coming from an area of rain that is now beginning to move into western pennsylvani as it heads off to the east. along a front through our region here by this afternoon. some afternoon showers in the mountains, increasing clouds elsewhere, 10 to 20 miles an hour, the highs reached the low and mid 80s. look at tonight and tomorrow, a look at the weekend coming up. and the latest with the tropics as well. >>> metro board members are discussing a program aimed at preventing susuedeson the tracks. the transit agecy said it would train bus drirs, train operators, and managers to prevent suicide attempts, the program is based on a similar program in canada. and includes information from mental health experts. at least 15 people have killed themselves on metro property since the start of last year. >>> the company that hires access drivers are looking at how they are trained an independent investigation into the hiring and training of drivers, it comes in the the wake of four cplaints and a sexual assault by a driver. the subcontracts, for disabled people, unabl
-moving flames may have sparked a raging fire that destroyed three virginia townhomes. >>> and near-record temperatures,hey are making for a hot day. when will relief might finally be on the way? >>> good morning, and welcome to "news 4mid cast. i'm eun yang. firefighters put out a fire after it destroyed three homes. they had to called three alarms because it spread so fast, in the 8300 block of tillett loop in manassas. good morning i elaine. >> reporter: good morning. the atf and fire marshal's office areut investigating the cause. they're saying it's undetermined but could have answers next week. firefights remain on the scene, making surell those smoky and hot spots are out. hot spots kept firefights busy all night and all mrning long. i'm never seen something so big. >> kathy keedy is one of the lucky ones. her home had moderate damage, but is salvageable. she was able to escape with her two young children. >> what do i do next? >> reporter: neighbors say the fire started in the backyard, possibly on the deck of a hole on tillet it t loop. firefighters say the wind caused the
>>> breaking news right now this midday. tragedy in virginia. flames tear through a family's home killing three people, including two children. several others are in the hospital at this hour. good morning, everyone. efforts to put the fire out entirely are still ongoing. elaine reyes is live on the scene. what a tragedy. >> it really is, a lot of very concerned neighbors, set family members on the other side of this apartment complex. we can tell you more than 60 firefighters are on the scene, still trying to put out some hot spots. fire and police investigators are also on the scene, trying to figure out what caused it. fire cre arrived at this townhouse complex between 8:30 and 9:00 this morning. as they pulled up, they saw flames coming out of all the windows. nghbors were yelling, there were people inside the burning unit, including small children. firefighters worked to pull some of the victims from that house. three people died at the scene, one adult and two children. four ours, one adult and three cldren, were transported to an area hospital. >> pushed them out. they trie
, it was in the mid-40s this morning. there now near 70 in much of maryland and west virginia. carolinas now upper 70s to nr 08 there. er the last 12 hours we had the rain we had yesterday move off the atlantic seaboard and some of that lingering moiure this morning condensed and forming that fog. but it has burned off and for the rest of the afternoon should be sunny and mild. highs reach low 80 by midafternoon. a look at the rest of the weekend. that'll be coming up in just a couple minutes, barbara. >> okay, tom. thank you. >>> and we ve a traffic alert for drivers who use the 14th street bridge, a new traffic pattern taking eect today. you can see the entire left shoulder of the bridge is now closed to traffic. you'll be able to get by work zone on the four right lanes. the new pattern has been in place since 5:00 this morning. this is the next phase of the construction. this marks the halfway point in that bridge project. and let's say good morning to a guy who's been gone too long. jerry edwards, welcome home. >> hi, barbara. good to be back. good morning, eryone. speaking of the 14th street bri
going on, maryland/navy and virginia tech and boise state. i'll have the forecast in a couple of minutes. here is the live view from our sky watcher camera. you can see the potomac in the distance and off in the horizon is prince george's county. few clouds coming through, but overall lots of sunshine. 77 at national airport. in the suburbs and around the beltway it's in the low to mid-70s there. cooler around the shenandoah valley and blue ridge, down in the 40s this morning around the bay it's near 80 degrees away from the water in the mid-70ss and upper 70ss now in southern virginia and the carolinas near 80. out of the mountains near 60 now with only in the low 40s there this morning, high pressure over the region. we have a weak low passing to the north that may bring in a few clouds this afternoon. but overall lots of sunshine with low humidity and a light wind. we'll reach the low to mid-80s. we'll look at the rest of the week and the forecast for the upcoming weekend in a few minutes. . >>. >> more than 40 horses are dead after a fire. it happened around 5:00 this morning. the st
's, near e bay, mid to upper 70s, upper 70s in central virginia and down through the carolinas in the low 80s. roanoke is at 80 degrees. out of the mountains of western maryland, west virginia, near 50 this rning, now in the low 60s. eastern shore away from the waters right now near 70. e view from space over the last 12 hours showing a northerly flow coming down from canada as high pressure noses down. it's cleared out our sky. we'll ve plenty of sunshine for the rest of the afternoon. it will be mild, a bit blustery at times, winds gusting to 10 to 25 miles an hour as highs reach the upper 70s to near 80 by midafrnoon. a look at the rest of the week, somehanges on the way as well as the weekend, and we'll look at the troipics, too. that's coming up. t? >> thanks, tom. >>> let's head to the roads now and check out the traffic this midday. jerry edwards is with us from the news 4 traffic network. hey, jry. >> hey, pat. good morning to you. good morning, everyone. well, construction crews have taken an additional travel lane for the midday along 395 northbound, 14th street bridge, not unco
there. farther to the west, still in the 60s in much of western maryland. panhandle of west virginia and shenandoah valley. it seems almost wintry. these are the current dew points. they are in the 40s. this is the driest day we have had in a long time, since even about have the summer. we have dry weather all the way down to the atlantic beaches too. this continues to come in on some northwest breezes. these are the latest wind gusts. they have been around 20 to 25 miles an hour gusts. as we look at the other temperatures, out of the mountains, still in the low 60s. eastern shore, east of the bay and away from the waters, still near 70 degrees. all this coming from high pressure, which continues to move in off the great lakes. it is assisted by an area of low pressure spinning away over eastern new england and northern new england. that lull combined with this area of high pressure giving us a little bit of blustery wind. these are the remnants of tropic tropical storm hermine. this high pressure is going to hold forth for the next couple of days. some of the moisture will be along
is loen county, virginia. at the airport, comfortably dry, a light breeze. elsewhe in the 70s from the valley. it was chilly in the low 40s. many locations in the mid 60s. etern shore, beautiful day around the beaches, in th low 70s there now. over the last 12 hours, high pressure from the great lakes, over us now, giving us a beautiful, blue sky. will drift off the seaboard, we will have increasing cloud cover thursday, and highs in the mid 80s by mid afternoon during the day. a blustery wind as well as thursday. and a front coming thugh might trigger a passing shower, just a small chance of that on friday, sunsne, probably ithe afternoon, after morning clouds break up. we will be in the low 80s at that time. it looks like a terrific weekend coming up, enjoy. saturday. great weather for all the high school and college games for outdoor recreation and fun, great weather for the games on sunday at l the skins take on the texans, should be great weather for that on monday, back to work and school with great weather. afternoon highs near 80. >> and the traffic, jerry. how is it lookin
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